Safdar Abidi


Higher Education Leader


+1 (416) 217-6568

Safdar has over twenty years of international experience in strategic planning, design, and implementation of building projects for institutional and commercial clients. Whether leading client engagement, design, or project management, Safdar guides project teams to pursue process and design solutions that are positive, future-focused, and responsive to the unique culture and mission of each institution. His recent experience includes starting up and building the Higher Education practice for a global design firm in Ontario. In this role, Safdar built strong relationships with post-secondary clients and lead the successful completion of high profile campus buildings for premier Canadian universities. He has been an active member of the Society of College and University Planners, and he frequently speaks at conferences focusing on higher education issues. Safdar’s understanding of academic institutions enables him to lead project teams with strategic knowledge of student culture, post-secondary operational and business processes, stakeholder management, and effective communication strategies to address client service expectations.